1. RJ Hampton
Of all the players to enter the 2020 NBA Draft, RJ Hampton might have the most drastic upside. On one hand, he might never pan out in the NBA. Or, he could blossom into the elite shot creator he was projected to become.
Coming out of high school, Hampton was the No. 4 prospect on ESPN’s Top 100 list. He was a high-level creator out of the pick-and-roll and a lethal scorer at all three levels. His superb ball-handling and decision making made him a top recruit but he elected to play overseas rather than go to college.
In the NBL, Hampton appeared in only 15 games before suffering a season-ending injury. Here, he struggled a bit against older competition. Hampton averaged just 8.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting in Australia.
Still, he remains an interesting prospect. Hampton is incredibly smooth with the ball and could one day reach his full potential. Perhaps playing a few seasons under Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson could be exactly what he needs to succeed in the NBA.